Yoga Beginner Series: Week 1

Infinite Yoga and Wellness is hosting a 7-week Beginner Series of classes. It’s 3 classes a week: Friday at 8am, Sunday at 7pm and Tuesday at 6pm.

I attended all three classes this week.

We were introduced to the concept of the Eight Limbs of Yoga. The classes will mostly focus on asana and pranayama (poses and breathing) but we will be introduced to the other limbs throughout the series.

The first two limbs, the Yamas and Niyamas interest me very much. These are the moral/ethical guidelines of yogic practice. Though this course of beginner classes don’t focus on them, I will be exploring them in my personal practice. Anything that starts with “nonviolence” can’t be all that bad, right? Ahimsa, the first Yama, is nonviolence. It means to love all and hurt none. That’s a great place to start, especially with myself.

We focused on breathing control and learned a basic deep breath and the Ujjayi breath.  We also learned Sun Salutations and a couple variations.

The classes have been excellent so far, and I expect them to stay excellent. I’m glad that I found the courage to come back to yoga. It’s something I’ve missed a lot over the last few years.

Have you tried yoga? Does your local studio have a “beginner’s series” of classes? Share your yogic experience!


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